MARK AND LOUISE MOVE UP THE PROPERTY LADDER AT CHESTNUT WALK IN TAMWORTH
Moving from a small one-bedroom flat into a spacious two-bedroom house has been the ideal solution for Tamworth couple Mark Lees and Louise Bacon.
Looking for more room, they sold their flat and opted to buy a brand new semi-detached ‘Morgan’ at Taylor Wimpey’s Chestnut Walk development, off Browns Lane, Tamworth, moving into the property in November 2016.
“We got a bit fed up living in a flat and just wanted a bit more space,” says Mark (43), who works as a wagon driver. “We’re very pleased with the size of the house – it’s bigger than I expected!
“The bedrooms are good sizes with plenty of space to walk about, we love the bathroom which really exceeded our expectations, the kitchen’s fantastic and there’s also a good-sized garden!”
Louise (47), who works in retail in Tamworth, had her heart set on a new-build property, but had to persuade Mark of the benefits.
“Louise always knew she wanted a new-build,” says Mark, “and although I wasn’t convinced at first, she won me round. I have to say it was a good choice!”
The couple are also delighted with the location of the development, which is situated on the rural fringes of the town.
“It’s a nice part of Tamworth – it’s quiet yet still very convenient for everything in town,” explains Mark.
The couple were also particularly impressed by the customer service they received from Sales Executives Angie Ryan and John McCormack, alongside the site team at Chestnut Walk.
Mark adds: “I would give 10 out of 10 to the staff on site. Both Angie the Sales Executive and John the Site Manager were absolutely fantastic. They’ve been really helpful, brilliant at their job, and very accommodating towards us. I can’t speak highly enough about them.”
NEW TAMWORTH COMMUNITY PROJECT RECEIVES FUNDRAISING BOOST FROM TAYLOR WIMPEY
A growing community project in Tamworth has received a boost to its fundraising efforts after receiving a £500 donation from leading local housebuilder Taylor Wimpey.
Two of the developer’s regional businesses – Taylor Wimpey North Midlands and Taylor Wimpey Midlands, which are both building new homes across the region – have joined forces to support the Heart of Tamworth, each offering a £250 donation.
The Heart of Tamworth is a new community project based at two churches in the area – Sacred Heart and St John the Baptist – which aims to provide support and services in the local community.
Michael White, Trustee for Heart of Tamworth, says: “The project is run almost entirely by volunteers. We conduct a variety of activities at the community centres, including a two-week summer school –which 70 children attend – along with sessions for older people who live on their own and for those suffering from dementia. We are also working closely with homeless people in the area to help them find somewhere to live and get back on their feet.”
The £500 donation is a welcome boost that will go towards the fundraising for a small extension to one of the community centres.
“Part of our fundraising at the moment is focusing on caring for the homeless,” Michael continues. “About 40 of our 200 volunteers regularly help our homeless, including going out into the community to give out tents and sleeping bags. One night a week we open the community centre to give them somewhere safe to sleep, and often our volunteers will stay up with them to keep them company.
“We are raising funds to build a small extension to the community centre at St John the Baptist church. We’re hoping to put a public shower in so that we can open it up in the mornings to the homeless, and give them a place to clean themselves up and prepare for any meetings or interviews they might have.”
Michael and his volunteers are hoping to raise £20,000 for the extension. They have already raised half the money and raised a further £1,000 by holding a quiz night at the Sacred Heart church on Friday 17th March.
“One of the great things about having the support from a company like Taylor Wimpey is that it shows other potential supporters that we are a credible charity,” adds Michael. “People can see that we are clearly providing a worthy cause and a good service to the local community.
“The donation from Taylor Wimpey has been very welcome and has proven a good match with the work we are doing with the homeless people in the area.”
Anne Wallace, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey Midlands, says: “We’re delighted to be making this contribution to the Heart of Tamworth, which does fantastic work to help people in the local area, particularly those who need it the most.”
Carl Cooke, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey North Midlands, adds: “As a responsible, local housebuilder we are committed to contributing towards the communities in which we build our new homes, so we were only too happy to make this donation to an incredibly important initiative such as the Heart of Tamworth.”